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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Governor Rick Snyder has ordered U.S. flags to be lowered to half-staff within the state Capitol Complex and at state buildings, grounds and facilities on Thursday in honor of a Kalamazoo-area native who died last month from injuries suffered in Afghanistan. 38-year-old Army Sergeant Mark Schoonhoven, formerly […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has issued a consumer alert advising Michigan residents to exercise caution before purchasing their next used car to avoid being scammed into purchasing a flood-damaged vehicle. The warning comes amid an influx of flood-damaged vehicles on the national automotive market in the […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reporting record low water levels in Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. The results from tests conducted through January 31, found the levels at their lowest since records began in 1918. Officials pegged the monthly mean water level at 576.02 feet […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Upper Michigan Senator Tom Casperson has joined with several of his colleagues to form the Legislative Waterways Caucus in Lansing. The group is planning to introduce legislation aimed at enhancing Michigan waters. The bipartisan caucus, made up of legislators from both chambers, will be a forum for […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The U.S. Postal Service is honoring civil rights icon Rosa Parks today on what would have been her 100th birthday. The Postal Service is featuring a stamp with Parks’ likeness on it. Parks is credited as the catalyst in the civil rights movement in America for refusing […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The eight people who were arrested in December during protests at the state Capitol over right to work legislation have agreed to a plea deal that will allow them to avoid jail time. The six men and two women, all from southeast Michigan, plead guilty late Friday […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – It appears that the effort by officials at the State Capitol to improve security will not include metal detectors. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, more than half of state capitols across the country use metal detectors. But State Senator John Pappageorge of downstate Oakland […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A commercial for Tide laundry detergent topped the competition in this year’s Michigan State University list of best Super Bowl ads. The Tide ad, in which a man gains fame after an image of Joe Montana appeared in a salsa stain on his football jersey, was the […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – White-out conditions during the lake effect storm that spread across lower Michigan Thursday resulted in at least three multiple vehicle pileups, one of them deadly. A massive crash involving more than 30 vehicles on Interstate 75 in metro Detroit resulted in the deaths of one adult along […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Police are reminding motorists to make the right call by designating a sober driver before kicking off their Super Bowl if the celebration includes alcohol. Officials say those who choose to drive drunk after watching the big game on Sunday could face serious penalties as nearly […]

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